The Sanford Bernstein Student Leadership and Ethics Board at Columbia Business School cordially invites you to
A Retirement Reception in Honor of Professor David Beim
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Calder Lounge, Uris Hall (1st Floor)
3022 Broadway (at 117th Street) New York, New York 10027
Please join alumni, current students and the Student Leadership and Ethics Board, to bid farewell to an outstanding teacher, professor and mentor, and to celebrate Professor David Beim’s contributions to the Columbia Business School community.
Professor Beim, a Bernstein Faculty Leader and the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Ethics Fellow, joined Columbia as an adjunct professor in 1989 and has been a full-time professor of professional practice since 1991. He will be retiring from Columbia Business School at the end of June 2014. He has taught thousands of Columbia MBA and EMBA students, in courses such as Emerging Financial Markets, Banking Fundamentals, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance and more. In addition he was instrumental in the creation of the Orientation “Jumandia” cases which cover values, ethics and governance, and he has led and moderated forums, discussions and workshops with industry executives, students and alumni. He has been a valued advisor and mentor to many students, including Student Leadership and Ethics Board members over the years.
Prior to Columbia Business School, Professor Beim had a 25-year career in investment banking. His Wall Street career included 10 years at First Boston Corporation (1966–75), where among other assignments he started and ran the project finance group. He served as executive vice president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States during 1975–77. Following that, he joined Bankers Trust Company to start and run its investment banking business. During 1978–87, he was executive vice president and head, corporate finance department, and member of the management committee at Bankers Trust. From 1987 to 1989, he was a managing director at Dillon Read & Co. He currently serves as a director of a cluster of mutual funds managed by BlackRock Investments. His nonprofit work includes former chairman of Wave Hill, former chairman of Outward Bound, former trustee of Phillips Exeter Academy, member of the Council on Foreign Relations and former governor of the West Chop Club.